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What If 1996 Ford F-150 Lightning

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Ford dropped the Lightning after the 1995 model year, but the ninth generation F-150 continued for one more season. The F-250 and F-350 got to stick around until 1997. I got to thinking, what if Ford had continued the Lightning for 1996, as a way of giving both the ninth generation half ton and the Lightning a proper sendoff?

Base kit is the 1992 Flareside. It naturally has the Lightning front bumper. I also removed the cab steps and made rocker extensions from square Evergreen strip. The small chrome Lightning emblems came from a Rays Kits Decals North America F Series graphics sheet.

Inside I updated the steering wheel to an airbag equipped version, stealing the wheel and column from a Revell 1990 Mustang.

Under the hood I added a supercharger from a Revell Shelby. It sits on a modified dual carburetor manifold. The thought process was to bridge the gap between the real life first generation Lightning (naturally aspirated, Styleside bed), and the second gen Lightning (supercharged, Flareside bed). 

Paint is Tamiya Italian Red.


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